Category: What is The Establishment?

The Two Sides of “NeverTrump”

Two of the standard smears Donald Trump’s apologists apply to denigrate Trump’s conservative critics are the term “NeverTrump” used as a pejorative (as in, “Why should I listen to you NeverTrumpers?”), and the related accusation that those who oppose Trump are driven by “hate.” The first of these, the “NeverTrump” label, is typically used with the intention of associating Trump’s critics with the...

Psychology of the Bootlicker

Leaving Donald Trump aside, since in the end none of this is ultimately about him, I would like to return for a moment to Trump’s tweet lambasting his own former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him. His predecessor, Rex Tillerson, didn’t have the mental capacity needed. He was dumb as a...

How to Destroy an Economy

The latest U.S. National Climate Assessment was released a few days ago, which is an odd thing to be saying, in light of the fact that if any of the previous such assessments had had any scientific legitimacy, we probably wouldn’t be here today talking about climate at all. We’d be off somewhere evolving gills by now. In any case, the 2018 NCA...

Last Man Standing? Another “Conservative Media” Outlet Bites the Dust

During the 2016 Republican primaries, most of the “conservative media,” print and radio (television is not even worth talking about), revealed itself once and for all as nothing but so many mouthpieces for the GOP establishment; in it for the money, the squishy “insider” feelings of pseudo-power, or both. For those of us observing this from the outside, it was almost dizzying to...

Republicans Stay Right On Target

The Republicans in the House of Representatives have elected their Minority Leader for the new congress. They have chosen current House Majority Leader, John Boehner’s underling Kevin McCarthy of California. He is not a conservative. He is not articulate. He is not a leader. He is not a statesman. He is not principled.  In other words, the Republicans have chosen to stay the...

Kavanaugh Fallout: The Good, The Bad, and the Foolish

Senator Susan Collins — basically a Democrat who occasionally votes with the Republicans, but for some reason maintains her GOP affiliation for electoral purposes — has announced her intention to vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court, which essentially ensures his confirmation. The issue of whether he committed a sexual misdemeanor at a drunken party as a minor — which,...

Matt Drudge is the “Conservative Media”

Right Scoop reports that on Sunday and into Monday, the banner headline story on The Drudge Report — and on TDR, the headlines are the stories — was seemingly an attempt to imply that Beto O’Rourke, the young leftist challenging Ted Cruz for his senate seat, is a serious contender and an up-and-comer. In other words, that Drudge is seeking to create momentum...

Where’s My National Security Gold Card?

Donald Trump, an unprincipled idiot, has revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director and advisor to Barack Obama, John Brennan. Naturally, the progressive media is citing this as a shocking abuse of power. Many on “the right,” however, also seem to find this action disturbing, for reasons I cannot fathom. For the record, although I imagine this hardly needs to be stated...

Demagogue Moron Tells The Truth, Sub-Moron Cultists Cheer

A few hours back, I mentioned having made the mistake of watching live coverage of yet another of America’s dime-a-dozen Nuremberg rallies, and quickly clicking away in tedium as the Dimwit-in-Chief told his flock how much he loves tariffs. I therefore missed the part where he openly admitted that Fox News is not merely in the tank for him, but is the tank....

Fox News Winning!

Fox News is…Karl Rove, Mitch McConnell (whose wife Elaine Chao was on the board of directors), Larry Kudlow, John Bolton, a dozen bimbos who vote R, and Sean Hannity. Not merely a media ally of the Republican Party establishment, Fox is the establishment’s official press office. Throughout the 2016 primaries, Fox was effectively Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters and damage control center. Now, of...